Now that you've made the decision to become a licensed acupuncturist, what's your next step? Where can you go to find information on the latest products, continuing education programs, and other goods and services to help grow your practice?
"What Are My Choices?" is here to answer those questions.
What Are My Choices? is a periodic column that gives you the information you need, straight from the experts - the companies themselves. This issue's column focuses on companies that offer computer software and supplies - all important components of a successful acupuncture and Oriental medical practice.
Aukoshimo Professional Training Program: Provides computer software and books related to Acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, Auricular Therapy for all health practitioners as well organizes seminars and online/electronic schooling for CEU credits for Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors as well as programs and books for exam preparation for those who wish to take NCCAOM and State board exam all over United States.
Products include: Acupuncture Practice Exam CD and Book, Herbology Practice Exam CD, Point Location Practice Exam CD, Acupuncture for Chiropractors and Medical Doctors, Auricular Therapy Treatment CD, Koryo hand Therapy Programs, Electronic Schooling for Koryo Hand Therapy, Auricular Therapy and Acupuncture Therapy (CEU Credits), and Constitutional Book. Tel: 808-542-3212; e-mail:
; Web: www.aukoshimo.com.
Ginkgo Software: Based in Berkeley, California, we make ClientTracker, a comprehensive practice management software program for TCM practitioners. We are constantly developing our software, always in close cooperation with practicing acupuncturists. We aim to simplify billing, administration and marketing so you can focus on what's really important, providing care. We've done the grunt work so you can do the needlework. ClientTracker you can schedule appointments and view your calendar by day, week or month. Collect SOAP notes and easily refer back to past visits, improving continuity of care. Store contact information, insurance data, medical history, even photos. Track your inventory and quickly generate and print invoices, including superbills and HCFA-1500s.
Products/Services: ClientTracker, customizations of ClientTracker, and computer consulting. Tel: 877-727-6174; e-mail:
; Web: www.ginkgosoftware.com.
Qpuncture Inc: The leading company in the acupuncture software field. Qchart 3.0 is an amazing clinic management program (patient treatment record, accounting, insurance billing (HCFA forms), inventory, appointment, report, Progress Notes, Invoice...). Qpuncture II is the most innovative and complete acupuncture software (animation of 20 channel Qi flows, 401 Acupoints with anatomical illustrations and 3D views, treatment protocol including acupoints and formulas, Ear points, Herbs with pictures...).
Products: Qpuncture I and Qpuncture II. Address: 421 N. Brookhurst St. #134, Anaheim, CA 92801; Tel: 800-650-8222; Web: www.qpuncture.com.
Trigram Software: Since 1994, Trigram Software has been a leader in providing knowledge and practice management software to the Chinese medicine profession. Our premier product, ACUBASE, is now in its 10th version, with over 3,000 acupuncturists using it to manage their practices. Years of experience in both software and Chinese medicine, combined with user suggestions, have made AcuBase today's most popular practice management software for acupuncturists. Written by and for acupuncturists, AcuBase is a HIPAA-compliant practice management tool and a modifiable reference library all in one.
Vision Works: Professional Customized Website and Internet Marketing Referral Program that can help you in generating patient referrals. Our holistic website www.visionworksusa.com receives 20,000 visits per month, with an opt-in newsletter approaching 10,000 subscribers, with ongoing requests from our customers seeking acupuncture referrals all over the country. Join our growing network. See www.acupuncture-websites.com for more information. Tel: 888-735-8475; Web: www.visionworksusa.com.
If your company offers products or services to the acupuncture/Oriental medicine profession and you would like to be listed in "What Are My Choices," please contact Acupuncture Today's Sales department at 1-800-324-7758 or